Rust College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$9,500

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$9,360

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

21.5%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

46.9%

5,337 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

1,005

86.8% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

32.7%

64 Graduates

About

Rust College is a higher education institution located in Marshall County, MS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Rust College were General Biological Sciences (40 degrees awarded), Kindergarten & Preschool Education (17 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (16 degrees).

In 2016, 137 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Rust College. 65.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (132 degrees), 132 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Rust College is $9,500, which is $-14,915 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Rust College is $9,500, which is $-14,915 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,360.

In 2016, 92% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 85% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$9,500

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Rust College was $9,500. The cost of tuition at Rust College is $-14,915 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($24,415).

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Average Net Price

$9,360

2016 Value

5.17%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Rust College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,360. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Rust College grew by 5.17%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$4,250

Room and Board

$250

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rust College was of $4,250 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $250. The cost of room and board increased by 1.19% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

92%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

85%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Rust College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 6.12% with respect to 2015, when 98% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

21.5%

2015 Default Rate

90

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Rust College was 21.5%, which represents 90 out of the 419 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Rust College received 5,337 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 0.565% annual growth. Out of those 5,337 applicants, 2,501 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 46.9% acceptance rate.

There were 1,005 students enrolled at Rust College in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Rust College has an overall enrollment yield of 14.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

46.9%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,501

Accepted Out of 5,337

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Rust College was 46.9% (2,501 admissions from 5,337 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 41.5%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 0.565%, while admissions grew by 13.6%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

0

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Rust College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Rust College has a total enrollment of 1,005 students. The full-time enrollment at Rust College is 872 students and the part-time enrollment is 133. This means that 86.8% of students enrolled at Rust College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Rust College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 96% Black or African American, 0.597% White, 0.0995% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Asian, 0% Hispanic or Latino, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Rust College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (57.6%), followed by Black or African American Male (38%) and White Female (0.573%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Rust College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,005 students. The full-time enrollment at Rust College is 872 and the part-time enrollment is 133. This means that 86.8% of students enrolled at Rust College are enrolled full-time compared with 81% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

62%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Rust College was 62%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (74%), Rust College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    965

  2. White

    6

  3. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders

    1

The enrolled student population at Rust College is 96% Black or African American, 0.597% White, 0.0995% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Asian, 0% Hispanic or Latino, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 55.6% White, 14% Black or African American, and 12.4% Hispanic or Latino.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 18 students (1.79%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 43 more women than men received degrees from Rust College. The majority of degree recipients at Rust College are black or african american (132 degrees awarded). There were 132 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Rust College is General Biological Sciences (40 degrees awarded), followed by Kindergarten & Preschool Education (17 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (16 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Rust College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (40 degrees awarded), Communications (16 degrees), and English (8 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rust College are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,069,823 people), Physicians & surgeons (408,715 people), Secondary school teachers (371,247 people), Miscellaneous managers (365,766 people), and Education administrators (327,231 people).

The most specialized majors at Rust College are Biology (40 degrees awarded), Communications (16 degrees), English (8 degrees), Education (27 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (7 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rust College are Public relations specialists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Financial analysts, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Rust College are Biology (40 degrees awarded), Communications (16 degrees), English (8 degrees), Education (27 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (7 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Rust College are Elementary & secondary schools (3,139,586 people), Hospitals (660,914 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (634,313 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (195,855 people), and Offices of physicians (193,924 people).

The most specialized majors at Rust College are Biology (40 degrees awarded), Communications (16 degrees), English (8 degrees), Education (27 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (7 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Rust College.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Rust College was General Biological Sciences with 40 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 47

  2. 90

In 2016, 47 degrees were awarded to men at Rust College, which is 0.522 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (90).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 10 degrees were awarded to men at Rust College in General Biological Sciences, which is 0.333 times less than the 30 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 30 degrees were awarded to women at Rust College in General Biological Sciences, which is 3 times more than the 10 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

10%

100% Completion Time

18%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 10% of students graduating from Rust College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 18% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 20% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Black or African American Female

Highest Graduation Rate (41.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Rust College is Female and Black or African American (41.5% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    132 degrees awarded

  2. White

    1 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Rust College is black or african american (132 degrees awarded). There were 132 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    86 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    46 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Rust College is black or african american female (86 degrees awarded). There were 1.87 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (46 degrees).

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Operations

Rust College has an endowment valued at nearly $32.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.37M (4.25%), compared to the 2.13% average return ($717k on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Rust College had a total expenditure of $17.3M. Of that $17.3M, they spent $6.34M on salaries and $17.3M on benefits.

Rust College employs 15 Assistant professors, 12 Associate professors, and 10 Instructors. Most academics at Rust College are Male Associate professors (8), Male Assistant professors(8), and Male Instructors (7).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rust College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 30 employees, Service, with 25 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 25 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$32.3M

2015 Endowment

12.1%

growth from 2014

Rust College has an endowment valued at about $32.3M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Rust College grew 12.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.29M lower than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $3.65M - Federal

  2. $35k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Rust College received $3.65M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $35k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$6.34M

Salary Expenditure

$17.3M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Rust College had a total expenditure of $17.3M. Of that $17.3M, they spent $6.34M on salaries and $17.3M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Rust College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$6.34M

2015 Salaries

0.292%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Rust College paid a median of $6.34M in salaries, which represents 36.7% of their overall expenditure ($17.3M) and a 0.292% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.163% decline from 2013 and a 1.04% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 13.3M (38.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$2.11M

Instructional Salaries

46

Number of Employees

In 2015, Rust College paid a total of $2.11M to 46 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.52M (34%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

15 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

30 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Rust College were Assistant professor with 15 employees; Associate professor with 12 employees; and Associate professor with 10 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Rust College were Office and Administrative Support with 30 employees; Service with 25 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 25 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Instructor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Rust College was Male Associate professor with 8 employees, Male Assistant professor with 8 employees, and Male Instructor with 7 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Rust College.

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